Since robotics ended, students have been working on a PBL of their choice from the website texaspsp.org. These projects will be due on Friday, April 27, and then we will be presenting the following week. As required in a PBL environment, students will present to people other than their teacher and GT peers. Students will be presenting to classes at WO Intermediate, other classes in the middle school, outside professionals, and teachers other than me who are in subject areas related to their project topics. Please make sure your children practice presenting at home so that they will be at their best for their official presentations. Thank you!
Students are working hard to get their robots ready for this year’s competition on Thursday, April 5. You will be receiving a letter and permission slip this week, so please make sure to sign and return it as soon as possible.
Students and Parents,
We are in the thick of Model UN! Students have been busy (most of the time 😉 ) writing their resolutions and position papers! Now, we turn our focus to projects and speeches. Our deadlines are as follows:
Tuesday, December 5 Multi-media projects and resolutions for judging
Friday, December 15 Country map
Friday, December 15 Collage
Wednesday, January 17 Pro-Con speeches
January 25-26 Model UN Competition
January 29-30 Model UN Leaders go to MS4
In order to promote the most professional atmosphere possible, Region 7 expects students to be on their best behavior AND to wear professional dress to competition, meaning boys will wear slacks or khaki pants and a polo or button-down shirt; girls will wear a dress or pants and blouse. In addition, all dress must follow our school dress code.
Students and Parents,
First of all, welcome to 7th/8th grade GT! I am looking forward to a new year and hope that you are too! For the next few weeks, we will be doing a combination of team-building activities, leadership activities, and summarizing/evaluating world issues. Model UN is coming soon, but we cannot truly get started until after my Region 7 MUN meeting in September. Stay tuned for further information and deadlines.
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Welcome Back, Parents and Students!
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Students have now chosen countries for Model UN, so they will be working over the next few weeks on researching a global issue and writing their resolutions. Again, they have about 30 minutes every day in class to work on this assignment, which should give them plenty of time. As I have said before, only if they are not maximizing their time in class will they have to bring work home. I will be sending a timeline of important Model UN dates and other information later this week!
Have a wonderful week!